The straw man argument example between the child and the parent here sounds like arguments I used to make when I was a teenager. I probably couldn't have thought of something that clever as a young child, but as a teen, I was just full of them!
My arguments were mostly that the things I wanted could make me a more well-rounded person. Of course, this wasn't the real reason I wanted them, but I thought my parents might let me get them if they thought this.
When they said, “No,” my argument was always, “Don't you want me to have more life experience so that I will be better prepared for college?” This never worked, but I kept trying.